New Hampshire Judicial Branch to Host Diversity & Inclusion Listening Session November 14 at the Nashua Public Library
As part of its ongoing Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan, the New Hampshire Judicial Branch will be hosting a Listening Session on Tuesday November 14 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Nashua Public Library, located at 2 Court Street, Nashua, NH. The event will take place in the large meeting room on the lower level of the public library and is open to the public. The listening session will be opened and moderated by Superior Court Judge David Ruoff, co-chair of the Branch’s Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee. Other judges and court personnel will also be participating.
“The goal of the listening sessions such as our upcoming event in Nashua is to get as much public feedback as possible from those who have had experiences with the courts in New Hampshire, find out how we are doing and what we might need to improve,” said Judge Ruoff. “We are listening to the voices of New Hampshire residents as part of our Diversity and Inclusion initiative, recognizing both the growing diversity of New Hampshire and the need for inclusion of all people and communities in order to fulfill our constitutional mandate to provide equal justice and equal access to justice for all.”
All members of the public are welcome to attend, and anyone who joins the listening session can expect opportunities to share feedback with court personnel around various discussion tables. A North Country listening session in Berlin in October gathered valuable feedback about court policies and procedures from a diverse group of local residents. The information gathered will be integrated into goals for increasing diversity and inclusion in New Hampshire Judicial Branch operations and used to develop action plans to accomplish those goals.
Information on the New Hampshire Judicial Branch Diversity and Inclusion strategic plan can be found online at https://www.courts.nh.gov/diversity. Anyone requesting an ADA accommodation or language services for the upcoming Nashua listening session can do so by sending an email to DiversityInfo@courts.state.nh.us